To accommodate Royal Caribbean’s mega cruise ships, Associated British Ports (ABP) Port of Southampton renovated in the period 2006-2007 its City Cruise Terminal. Following up on previous successful installations, ABP once again contracted ADELTE to supply two boarding bridges. These bridges comply with latest strictest safety and security regulations and include a sophisticated Human Machine Interface touch screen system, allowing rapid vision of the status and position of the bridge.
Two movable passenger boarding bridges. Each bridge construction has a fixed entrance tunnel from the terminal to the rear gantry and two longitudinal tunnels along the docking side. The tunnels have ‘climalit’ glass and the gantry is designed to be electromechanically adjustable. A telescopic boarding pod covered platform will stretch out from the front movable cabin to provide direct access to the cruise vessel entrance. Each bridge is equipped with an electromechanical drive system in order to move the construction along the wharf. This system consists of bogies supported on rails and a motor with a safety brake. Furthermore, each bridge is equipped with PLC. Its height of 4.6 meters allows vehicles to pass underneath the construction. These bridges meet all required safety and security standars.
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